September 11, 2011

"Kanye West Apologizes to George W. Bush" screens at the Festival of (In)appropriation

"Kanye West Apologizes to George W. Bush", has been selected to screen at the Festival of (In)appropriation at the Los Angeles Filmforum, Sunday September 18, 2011 at 7:30 pm.

Founded in 2009, the Festival of (In)appropriation is a yearly showcase of contemporary short (20 minutes or less) audiovisual works that appropriate film or video footage and repurpose it in “inappropriate” and inventive ways. In this program, we bring together a selection of 14 recent films that appropriate footage from diverse sources with vastly different results, demonstrating the range of approaches contemporary filmmakers are taking in repurposing found materials. Indeed, these films push the boundaries of the “found footage” film, raising questions about how we define “found footage” filmmaking in an era in which ever more materials are available for reuse in ever more complex ways. We believe that together, these films reveal how (in)appropriation is flourishing at this social and historical moment. - Jaimie Baron, Andrew Hall, and Lauren Berliner, Curators

The program includes: Lucky Strike (Shashwati Talukar | Taiwan), Interdimensional Headphase (Dillon Rickman | USA), Camp (Peter Freund | USA), Jive (Steve Cossman | USA), The Homogenics (Gerard Freixes Ribera | Spain), Ceibas Epilogue: The Well of Representation (Evan Meaney | USA), The Voyagers (Penny Lane | USA), February 2008 & June 1967 (Mark Toscano | USA), Tusslemuscle (Steve Cossman | USA), Avo (Muidumbe)/Granny (Muidumbe) (Raquel Schefer | Portugal), Kanye West Apologizes to George W. Bush (Jaimz Asmundson | Canada), Self-Destruction for Eternity (Wei-Ming Ho | Taiwan), Palindromia (Lab Collective | France/Greece/Spain), A Reasonable Man (Brian L. Frye | USA).

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